Adam Hudson (he/him) is an African-American writer/journalist, commentator, musician, Pan-Africanist, and co-host of the podcast Real Sankara Hours. He holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University (class of 2010) and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from University of San Francisco (class of 2019). He was born in Oakland, California and raised by a single mother (retired schoolteacher) in Pittsburg/Bay Point, California, a multi-ethnic working-class suburb in the East Bay Area. Adam is a person of African descent (Black, non-mixed) of African-American ethnic heritage — a descendant of enslaved West/Central Africans brought to the United States on both sides of his family (who are also survivors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and U.S. chattel slavery) with partial maternal Temne (Sierra Leone) lineage (via maternal grandmother’s side); Blackness, to him, speaks to African lineage, collective of African diaspora and continent, culture, lived experience, way of life.
As a writer/journalist, Adam typically covers war and peace issues, Guantanamo, housing/gentrification, policing/incarceration, and Black/race issues. His work has appeared in teleSUR English, Al-Akbhar English, AlterNet, Truthout, The Nation magazine, where he used to be an intern, and several other publications. In addition, one of his articles is featured in the Truthout/Haymarket anthology Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. Adam also spent two weeks in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba covering military commissions and related issues for Truthout. He’s given political commentary and analysis on radio stations, such as 99.5 FM WBAI in New York City, 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, and 900 AM WURD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For his journalism, Adam was awarded “Champion of International News” for Black Media Appreciation Night 2014, which honors the best in Bay Area independent black media, and received a Certificate of Honor from the City/County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
In addition to journalism, Adam is also a dedicated musician. For six years, he played drums for the now-disbanded alternative rock band Sunata. As a solo artist, he plays the djembe and fuses traditional African rhythms with other forms of music of the African diaspora to show pride in his diasporic African heritage. He has played numerous shows and open mics throughout Northern California both in his band and as a soloist.
To contact him, his email address is email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @adamhudson5 and Instagram @adam.hudson5. His Academia.edu profile: https://stanford.academia.edu/AdamHudson. His LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/adamhudson.
September 20, 2015 at 6:41 am
Would like to contact Adam re Ramsey Clark supported emphasis on the inevitability of prosecution under Nuremberg Principles law of citizens of US and NATO nations for crimes against humanity and peace that will make investment in illegal and unconstitutional (prosecutable) use of US and NATO Armed Forces
January 8, 2015 at 7:32 am
Please post more on non standard topics about ISIS and Paris executions. Surely it doesn’t look well upon Muslim faith
September 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm
Your interview on Berkeley KPFA (12 September 2014) led me to your website. How insightful and inspiring you are, especially to me – an African student of Poilitcal Science. Keep up the good work and hope to hear and read more from you.
March 20, 2013 at 11:31 am
Adam, keep up the good work. Fine piece on 10th anniversary of Iraq War.
July 13, 2011 at 1:25 am
Wonderful bio =)